During the meeting, His Eminence affirmed the openness of Al-Azhar and the Muslim Council of Elders to cooperate with various religious and cultural institutions around the world, and to support all scientific endeavours that contribute to enhancing Islamic cooperation while promoting the values of fraternity, coexistence, and positive engagement with others. The Grand Imam also emphasized the important role of Islamic scholars and jurisprudential assemblies in confronting extremist ideologies and deviant behaviors that threaten societal security and stability.
For his part, the member of the Muslim Council of Elders and Secretary-General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy expressed his pleasure at meeting with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Chairman of the Muslim Council of Elders, as well as the deep-rooted appreciation of the Islamic Fiqh Academy for His Eminence’s significant scientific and cultural achievements. Sano also acknowledged His Eminence’s efforts in establishing of human fraternity and peace whilst working to promote the correct image of Islam and confronting all forms of extremism and radicalism. He confirmed the International Islamic Fiqh Academy’s keenness to collaborate with scholars of jurisprudence and Sharia at Al-Azhar on various issues of mutual interest.